No Bail for Haverhill Man Who Threatened to Kill 8-Year-Old During Burglary

Haverhill District Court. (WHAV News file photograph.)

A 26-year-old Warren Street man faced a Haverhill District Court judge Wednesday, accused of threatening to kill an eight-year-old girl during a February burglary attempt on White Street.

Arrested on a warrant-related charge by Haverhill Police Officer Carlos Arriaga Wednesday morning, Nathan David Whittier was ordered held without bail by Judge Stephen Abany later that day.

As WHAV first reported in February, Haverhill Police sought the public’s assistance to identify the masked man later determined to be Whittier after he entered the home through an unlocked first floor window just after 5 a.m. on Feb. 3.

Court documents obtained exclusively by WHAV reveal Whittier left the little girl quite shaken. The girl told responding Officer Jordan Bergevine that Whittier asked, “’Do you want to die?’ while (he) put his hands around her mouth and nose. She stated he was wearing a baseball hat, a ski mask and a “flower” bandana.”

Surveillance footage, interviews and social media led police to apply for an arrest warrant for Whittier on Feb. 11. “I do not believe the defendant will appear before the court unless arrested,” Detective Kyle McCann wrote in his petition for the warrant.

In addition to the burglary charges, Whittier also stands accused of breaking and entering into a neighbor’s car parked next to the home where the burglary took place.

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